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- Apr 3, 2020
Roe v. Wade is established law. If it were overturned, it will absolutely be because of activists. See your own comment below about evangelicals' voting intentions.While I am pro choice, I think Roe a fraud of a decision. It was the political will of a majority of USSC Justices. If over turned by non-activists as such, abortion does not become illegal: the issue is returned to the states.
Many of these states will promptly declare it illegal. We know what happens here: abortions will be done illegally instead by unlicensed practitioners in unsafe conditions, and poorer women will be severely injured, sometimes die, and face long jail terms.
Respecting Roe v. Wade is something conservative justices say smooth their appointments to SCOTUS that they don't have to honour once on SCOTUS.But I also doubt Roe will be over turned and that has ramifications for the idea of self government. With all of these "conservative" USSC justices agreeing to let Roe stand, what the heck were all of those evangelicals voting Republican for?
I have similar suspicions. Romney has agreed to to the vote, but his comment implies he might well reject a candidate.ITMT: Romney could still throw a wrench in the nomination process. He says he'll do hearings... doesn't mean he'll vote to confirm.